Glass Mansions, led by the charismatic, sultry voice of Jayna Doyle, is an Altpop duo from South Carolina, influenced by modern and 90s pop, heavy synths and tight, dance-friendly rhythms. Their music is propulsive and elastic, with bubbly pop-melodies, lush electronic beds of sound and intelligent, intimate lyrics, creating a memorable sound that vibes like Shirley Manson going steady with The Neighbourhood.
The duo of vocalist Jayna Doyle and multi-instrumentalist Blake Arambula have been steadily winning over audiences across the country since day one. With 10+ tours under their belt, multiple appearances at festivals like SXSW, Warped Tour and Florida Music Festival, as well as a recently recorded Daytrotter session, the band has released their newest single «Just Friends» coming in advance of their highly anticipated sophomore EP. And when it comes to the sound of «Just Friends» — a melding of the group's signature pop flourishes with the rock n' roll swagger that defines their live shows — Doyle sees it as a natural evolution. «I definitely think this is a sonic progression in the direction towards which we'd been steadily evolving. We wanted to deconstruct our entire setup and write songs more organically, using snaps and other alternative sounds as well as electronic beats as percussion. Capturing the raw vibe present in our original demo was at the forefront of importance when we went in to work with ZK again. In the studio, Zack Odom & Kenneth Mount always bring out the best in us and this is just the latest proof of that. We're very proud of seeing this one realized and are excited to finally share!»
Of the new single, The Music Enthusiast says “’Just Friends’ is the embodiment of rock ‘n’ roll, capturing a dangerous quality that was definitive of so much of the music from the ‘70s and ‘80s.”
That embodiment is part of the DIY-spirit the band embraces, serving as their own management, booking agents, music video directors, and the most excited merch people you'll see. In a world where record labels are taking less and less chances on acts, Glass Mansions is proving their worth, one sweaty fog and confetti-filled show at a time.